The battleship is accepting bids to fire the gun as part of the midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve over the Delaware River on the Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts.
The bid goes toward preservation of the battleship.
Weekend mornings, John Famolari's two young children love to play baseball and soccer in their spacious backyard – at least until their neighbor across the creek breaks out his machine guns.
But around 11 in the morning Christmas Day, at least two witnesses say he was behaving strangely and appeared to be talking to himself. Then, armed with a shotgun, he got into a fight with another man on the grounds of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.
An hour-and-a-half later he was dead, shot once by a police officer after failing to drop his weapon when confronted by police.
Besides the shotgun he had been carrying, investigators found more guns, swords and ammunition in his car.
A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police on the Oquirrh Mountain Temple grounds Saturday afternoon.
Lt. Dan Starks with the South Jordan Police Department said police were called just after 12:30 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun.